15 years as a public school teacher in New York City. Big Apple Awards Finalist (2017) WISE Coordinator (2017-2018) English Department Chair I currently teach AP Lang and Comp and English 11 (Regents). I have previously taught the following courses/grade levels: English 6 English 7 English 9 English 10 Intro to Journalism Mixed Media Yearbook Literary Magazine Magazine Journalism I use over 11 years of experience as a journalist in my English teaching practice. I run a school-wide poetry slam each year.
Creative. Modern. Teen-focused. Leveled and differentiated activities and texts. Engagement and community are keys to successful classrooms and authentic learning.
BIG APPLE AWARDS FINALIST - 2017 Fellow, Poetry , The Academy for Teachers (NYC) English Dept. Chair District 25 Community Service and Leadership Award (NYC) WISE Coordinator
Graduate studies, English, Stony Brook University, State University of New York Master of Science in Education, Literacy Grades 6-12, Walden University Bachelor of Science, Journalism/English, University of Hartford
Mother of two amazing boys. New York Rangers fan. Love to read, write, and shop - not necessarily in that order.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading, Classroom Community